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The Innovation Show

A Global weekly show interviewing authors to inspire, educate and inform the business world and the curious. Presented by the author of "Undisruptable", this Global show speaks of something greater beyond innovation, disruption and technology. It speaks to the human need to learn: how to adapt and love a changing world. It embraces the spirit of constant change, of staying receptive, of always learning.

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The Beginning of Infinity, Explanations That Transform the World, David Deutsch

The Beginning of Infinity, Explanations That Transform the World, David Deutsch,A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous.Our guest is a multiple award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation and argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavour.This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach. We are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve.He applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species.We welcome David Deutsch, Fellow of the Royal Society, a pioneer in quantum computing, visiting Professor of physics at the Centre for Quantum Computation at Oxford University, multiple TED Talker, optimist and author of The Beginning of Infinity,  Explanations That Transform the World.We discuss:What David calls good explanations.Error as unavoidable in the growth of knowledge.FallibilismEducationCreativityArtificial IntelligenceThe misconception that knowledge needs authority to be genuine or reliableAll scientific theories are testable conjecturesEvery explanation begins with conjectureThe growth of knowledge consists of correcting misconceptions in our theoriesThe Principle of MediocrityThe Spaceship Earth metaphorWe touch very lightly on the Multiverse More about David here:https://www.daviddeutsch.org.uk/ http://constructortheory.org/


12 Feb 2019

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Ep 7 - Ian Paul on Innovation in Adult, James Corbett on VR, Garry Connolly on Host in Ireland

Naughty America's Ian Paul on Innovation in the Adult Industry, James Corbett on VR and Simvirtua, Garry Connolly on Host in Ireland and Collaboration.

1hr 10mins

20 Oct 2016

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The Yes Brain Child: More Resilient, Independent and Creative Kids with Dr Tina Payne Bryson

“Every single child has an inner spark–a combination of a unique temperament and various experiences–and we want to fan that flame to help kids become happy, healthy, and internally driven to be the ‘best them’ they can become.” - Dr Tina Payne Bryson and Dr Dan SiegelChildren can often act out or shut down when faced with a setback or a tricky issue like homework, food or screen time. Our guest calls the ‘No Brain’ response. But you can help develop the ability to cope, solve their own problems and thrive by nurturing the ‘Yes Brain’.Drawing on her successful work with thousands of parents and children from all backgrounds, our guest provides the advice, tools and activities to help parents and children of all ages.This is what the ‘Yes Brain’ approach looks like in action:*A 5-year-old boy thinks about his first day at school and says, ‘I’m nervous but I’ll give it a try.’*An 8-year-old girl says, ‘I’d like to join the football team, even though none of my friends like football.’*A 14-year-old boy looks at a test he’s earned a D- for and says, ‘That’s not the mark I wanted but it’s not the end of the world. I’ll ask the teacher how I can improve.’I would like to add to all that a Yes Brain is what we need in business environments today. A mind open to possibility and with the ability to control emotion and recognise when fear is a blocker. So please do listen to this show as a parent, a corporate innovator, change-maker or out of pure curiosity.We welcome the author of “The Yes Brain Child: Help Your Child be More Resilient, Independent and Creative”, Dr Tina Payne Bryson, thank youWe discuss: Yes and No brains The Prefrontal CortexNeuroplasticitySocial and Emotional IntelligenceResponse TechniquesEmpathyAttuned CommunicationSelf RegulationOvercoming FearBuilding Resilience Intuition and MoralityIntegrationTolerating DiscomfortPerspectiveSimple tools to help activate the Yes BrainMore about Tina here:https://www.tinabryson.com


8 Aug 2019

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Scott Galloway on the 4 horsemen, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon

Scott Galloway talks about the 4 horsemen, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon. We talk about a future for traditional media, we talk retail and we talk voice. Scott is a Clinical Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing. In 2012, Professor Galloway was named “One of the World’s 50 Best Business School Professors” by Poets and Quants. He is also the founder of Red Envelope and Prophet Brand Strategy. Scott was elected to the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow and has served on the boards of directors of Urban Outfitters (Nasdaq: URBN), Eddie Bauer (Nasdaq: EBHI), The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), Gateway Computer, and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley.


14 Mar 2017

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Testing Business Ideas with Alex Osterwalder

7 out of 10 new products cannot deliver on expectations. Our guest’s book aims to reverse that statistic. In the tradition of his global bestseller Business Model Generation, this practical guide contains a library of hands-on techniques for rapidly testing new business ideas. Testing Business Ideas explains how systematically testing business ideas dramatically reduces the risk and increases the likelihood of success for any new venture or business project. It builds on the internationally popular Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas by integrating Assumptions mapping and other powerful lean startup-style experiments. Testing Business Ideas uses an engaging 4-colour format to: Increase the success of any venture and decrease the risk of wasting time, money, and resources on bad ideas Close the knowledge gap between strategy and experimentation/validation. Identify and test your key business assumptions with the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas. The book features practical tips for making major decisions that are not based on intuition and guesses. Testing Business Ideas shows leaders how to encourage an experimentation mindset within their organisation and make experimentation a continuous, repeatable process.More about Alex here:http://alexosterwalder.com/

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20 Feb 2020

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EP 29: What is your AQ? Grit, Resilience and Growth Mindset, A Leadership Special

On this week’s show we talk Grit and Growth Mindset with two leaders in their respective fields. Dr. Paul G. Stoltz is 38 years researching what makes the successful soar. He is founder and CEO of peaklearning.com and author of 5 books on GRIT and AQ, Adversity Quotient. Paul is considered the world's leading authority on the integration and application of grit, AQ and resilience. His newest book, GRIT — The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed is available now, in which he pioneers the first construct for growing both the quantity and quality of one's GRIT. We also speak to power achiever Dr. Phillip Matthews. Phillip is ex-British and Irish Lions captain, holds a PhD, has been a sales leader, MD, CEO and now focuses on executive coaching. Growth Mindset is at the heart of Phillip’s work, but also in his heart. It is what drives him to continuous success and now he wants to pass on the framework so that others can succeed.


23 Mar 2017

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EP 133: The Persuasion Code, Neuromarketing with Patrick Renvoisé

The key to success in sales and marketing often lies in the art of persuasion, but in a world of distractions, it can be challenging to capture the attention of your audience and tap into their decision-making process.Today’s guest is the founder of SalesBrain, the world’s first Neuromarketing agency, built upon two decades of research on the effect of advertising and sales messages on the human brain to create a breakthrough persuasion strategy. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, media psychology and behavioural economics, today’s guest makes understanding the complex science of persuasion simple.We will discuss the award-winning persuasion model, NeuroMap™, a science-based, comprehensive yet simple step-by-step process that helps develop successful marketing and sales messages.This strategy of persuasion is useful in both business and personal success. Today’s guest is the author of the new book, The Persuasion Code: How Neuromarketing Can Help You Persuade Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, Patrick RenvoiseThis strategy of persuasion is useful in both business and personal success. Today’s guest is the author of the new book, The Persuasion Code: How Neuromarketing Can Help You Persuade Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, Patrick RenvoiséWe share some of the 188 cognitive biasesWe talk recency bias and primacy biasWe share the candy equation, the gain maximisation bet and the loss avoidance betWe discuss how the biases can be unlocked to maximise our sales or marketing messagesPatrick shares what is happening with our brains and our emotions and how they impact and guide our choicesPatrick shows how marketers need to create the emotion that nudges people towards your product and brandPatrick discusses how we can unlock sales using the Salesbrain models and NeuroMapPatrick shares the 6 stimuli for persuasive messagesWe discuss the 6 persuasion elements and the 7 persuasion catalystsMore about Patrick Renvoisé and Neuromarketing here:https://www.salesbrain.com/The book is here:http://a.co/d/gxUGe0H


26 Nov 2018

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EP 104: The Importance of Energy, Diverse Thinkers, Empaths and Intuitive Thinking

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Steve Jobs We are forever in a rush In a high-tech volatile society, we barely have time to enjoy our lives and we tolerate tired joyless states. We talk to the pioneer of energy psychiatry Judith Orloff M.D. Judith is a psychiatrist, an empath and intuitive healer, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesises the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Judith also specialises in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. She passionately believes that the future of medicine involves integrating all this wisdom to achieve total wellness. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah and USA Today. We talk about recognising energy vampires, energy zones, diversity, innovation, tuning in to our intuition and some tips for us to use in the workplace to avoid workaholism and burnout. You can find out more about Judith and her books here: https://drjudithorloff.com/


8 Jun 2018

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Coronavirus Talking Points for Parents : A Whole-Brain Child Approach with Dr Tina Payne Bryson

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers—The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline—each of which has been translated into dozens of languages, as well as The Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up and the forthcoming Bottom Line for Baby. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice in Southern California. Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world, and she frequently consults with schools, businesses, and other organizations.  An LCSW, Tina is a graduate of Baylor University with a Ph.D. from USC. The most important part of her bio, she says, is that she’s a mom to her three boys.Tina joins us to explain how we can guide children through the Covid-19 pandemic.You can learn more about Dr. Bryson at TinaBryson.com.


2 Apr 2020

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The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth - Amy C. Edmondson

This episode offers practical guidance for teams and organisations who are serious about success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, creativity, and spark, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent—but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of "fitting in" and "going along" spells doom in the knowledge economy. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and critical thought, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, silence, ridicule or intimidate. Not every idea is good, and yes there are stupid questions, and yes dissent can slow things down, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing. Today we explore a culture of psychological safety and provide a blueprint for bringing it to life. We explore the link between psychological safety and high performance Create a culture where it's "safe" to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes nurture the level of engagement and candour required in today's knowledge economy How can we fertilise creativity, clarify goals, achieve accountability, redefine leadership, and much more. Psychological safety helps bring about this most critical transformation. We welcome the author The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth and the mother of the concept of Psychological safety, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Amy C. Edmondson More about Amy here: https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6451


12 Dec 2019

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EP 149: The Gold Mine Effect with Rasmus Ankersen

We all want to discover our hidden talents and make an impact with them. But how? Our guest, an ex-footballer and performance specialist, quit his job and for six intense months lived with the world's best athletes in an attempt to answer this question.Why have the best middle distance runners grown up in the same Ethiopian village?Why are the leading female golfers from South Korea?How did one athletic club in Kingston, Jamaica, succeed in producing so many world-class sprinters?Our guest presents his surprising conclusions in seven lessons on how anyone - or any business, organisation or team - can defy the many misconceptions of high performance and learn to build their own gold mine of real talent.This book is not about sport, it’s about identifying and nurturing talent. In a knowledge economy, talent is a competitive advantage, but bus8ness leaders and coaches alike don’t often know how to identify talent, even when it’s right in front of them.We welcome the author of The Gold Mine Effect Rasmus AnkersenWe discuss:The Challenge of identifying talentWhy we overlook talentThe child prodigy problemTraits of the best coachesHow to nurture talentHow parents should nurture talentThe balance of parent involvementMore about Rasmus here: https://www.rasmusankersen.com/


10 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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EP 107: Be More Pirate with social entrepreneur and author Sam Conniff Allende

From rogues to role models: Be More Pirate reveals the radical strategies of Golden Age pirates, and updates them into clear solutions for making your mark on the 21st Century. Be More Pirate draws parallels between the strategy and innovation of legends like Henry Morgan with modern-day rebels, like Elon Musk, Malala and Blockchain, and reveals how to apply their tactics to life and work today. Social entrepreneur and author Sam Conniff Allende shares the parallels and the principles we can draw to make a difference in our world today for the generations of tomorrow. Sam shares the 5 key principles practised by pirates, which we can use today:Rebel - stand up to status quoRewrite - bend and rewrite rulesReorganise - collaborate to achieve scaleRedistribute - fairness, share powerRetell - weaponise your story to establish and spread their legacy Sam leaves us with the profound message of C.S. Lewis “Good and evil increase at compound interest. That’s why the little decisions we make every day are of infinite importance. the smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may go on to victories you never dreamed of”.You can find out more about Sam and the book here:https://www.samconniff.com/ https://www.bemorepirate.com/ http://livity.co.uk/


26 Jun 2018

Rank #12

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The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness with Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.

Stunning new scientific discoveries about your brain’s functioning show that all the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts. Our guest is a renowned cell biologist and describes the precise molecular pathways through which this occurs. Using simple language, humour, and everyday examples, he explains how the new science of epigenetics is revolutionising our understanding of the link between mind and matter, and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.We talk:How stem cells workTelomeresHow we could increase the length of our livesHow we should encourage childrenThe subconscious versus the conscious mindHow we download negative programming as childenHow we self sabotageHow we mostly end up like our parentsHow changing your consciousness changes the character of your lifeThe Placebo EffectThe Nocebo EffectWhy Love is important95% of the day we are self critical How we sabotage our relationships Solutions for how to reprogramme our subconsciousMore about Bruce here:https://www.brucelipton.com/about

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31 May 2019

Rank #13

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EP 144: “Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart" with Howard Ross

“If you’re treated a certain way you become a certain kind of person. If certain things are described to you as being real they’re real for you whether they’re real or not.” — James BaldwinWe are living in a time of mounting political segregation that threatens to tear us apart as a unified society. The result is that we are becoming increasingly tribal, and the narratives of life that we get exposed to on a daily basis have become echo chambers in which we hear our beliefs reinforced and others' beliefs demonised. At the core of tribalism exists a paradox: as humans, we are hardwired with the need to belong, which ends up making us deeply connected with some yet deeply divided from others. When these tribes are formed out of fear of the "other," on topics such as race, immigration status, religion, or partisan politics, we resort to an "us versus them" attitude. Especially in the digital age, when we are all interconnected in one way or another, these tensions seep into our daily lives and we become secluded with our self-identified tribes. Today's guest explores how our human need to belong is the driving force behind the increasing division of our world. Drawing upon decades of leadership experience, he probes the depth of tribalism, examines the role of social media in exacerbating it, and offers tactics for how to combat it. Filled with tested practices for opening safe and honest dialogue in the workplace and challenges to confront our own tendencies to bond with those who are like us, his book “Our Search for Belonging” is a powerful statement of hope in a disquieting time.We welcome diversity and inclusion expert and author of “Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart” Howard J. RossWe talk:BiasPolarisationWhy we tend to form tribesRace and GenderPoliticsThe brainWhite PrivilegeEmpathyMediaThe Toilet AssumptionMore about Howard here:https://www.amazon.com/Our-Search-Belonging-Connect-Tearing/dp/1523095032 http://everydaybias.com/ https://twitter.com/HowardJRoss


6 Feb 2019

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The Molecule of More: How Dopamine Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity with Daniel Z. Lieberman

Why are we obsessed with the thing as we want - only to be bored when we get them? Why is addiction perfectly logical to an addict? Why does love change so quickly from passion to indifference? Why are some people, die-hard liberals and others hardcore conservatives? Why are we always hopeful for solutions even in the darkest times—and so good at figuring them out? The answer is found in a single chemical in your brain: dopamine. Dopamine ensured the survival of early man. Thousands of years later, it is the source of our most basic behavioUrs and cultural ideas—and progress itself. Dopamine is the chemical of desire that always asks for more—more stuff, more stimulation, more surprises. In pursuit of these things, it is undeterred by emotion, fear, or morality. We welcome the author of “The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity—and will Determine the Fate of the Human Race.” Daniel Z. LiebermanMore about Daniel here:http://www.danielzlieberman.com/Tags: The Molecule of More, Dopamine, Creativity, Addiction, ADHD, Love, Lust, Daniel Z. Lieberman

1hr 14mins

2 Jan 2020

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Artificial Intelligence in Practice with Bernard Marr

"Artificial Intelligence: How 50 Successful Companies Used AI and Machine Learning to Solve Problems in Practice" is a fascinating look into how companies use AI and machine learning to solve problems The rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence has expanded beyond research labs and computer science departments and made its way into the mainstream business environment.Artificial intelligence and machine learning are cited as the most important modern business trends to drive success. AI is used in areas ranging from banking and finance to social media and marketing. This technology continues to provide innovative solutions to businesses of all sizes, sectors and industries.Understand some key terminology accessiblyExpand your knowledge of recent AI advancements in technologyGain insight into the future of AI and its increasing role in business and industryRealise some threats and opportunities that AI brings to industry, society and humanityMore about Bernard here: https://www.bernardmarr.com


24 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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EP 81: Leveraging the Experience Economy, Smartbox CEO John Perkins

Smartbox is the European leader in experience gifts and offers unique experiences to create unforgettable memories. Ex-Apple Senior Executive John Perkins shares his story and why he sees Smartbox on the crest of a wave. We talk experience economy, the gifting market and company culture.More here www.smartbox.com


24 Jan 2018

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EP 109: How to Be a Samurai Listener with Cash Nickerson

Soft Skills have become the new hard skills, yet we have to seek out education in these skills. In an increasingly tech-driven world, soft skills are even more necessary. President of PDS Tech and multiple author and martial artist Cash Nickerson shares how to become a more confident and effective negotiator, listener, speaker, and leader using the way of the Samurai. The martial arts skills of the Samurai revolve around politeness, self-control, and honesty. By using these traits as business strategies, you will develop an especially powerful tool for dealing with the subtle attacks we often face from colleagues, clients, and others competing for control, eager to succeed at our expense. We discuss specific pitfalls and specially designed exercises to improve all of your interpersonal interactions. Cash Nickerson draws upon more than thirty years of experience in human resources, the workforce, and his training in martial arts to offer expert instruction to help anyone eager to be more successful. You can find out more about Cash here: http://cashnickerson.com/


9 Jul 2018

Rank #18

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The Humachine: Humans, Machines, & the Future of Enterprise with John Wood

There is a lot of hype, hand waving and ink being spilled about artificial intelligence (AI) in business. The amount of coverage of this topic in the trade press and on shareholder calls is evidence of a large change currently underway. It is both awesome and terrifying.  What started as an inquiry into how executives can adopt AI to harness the best of human and machine capabilities turned into a much more profound rumination on the future of humanity and enterprise. It is a wake-up call for business leaders across all sectors of the economy. Not only should you implement AI regardless of your industry, but once you do, you should fight to stay true to your purpose, your ethical convictions, indeed your humanity, even as our organisations continue to evolve. While not holding any punches about the dangers posed by AI, today’s guest uniquely surveys where technology is limited, and where the true opportunities lie amidst all the disruptive change that is currently underway.Weak Human + Machine + Better Process > Strong Human + Machine + Inferior ProcessMore about John here:https://thehumachinebook.com


22 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Part 1: Visa Founder and CEO Dee Hock: One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organisation

Dee Hock is notoriously private. This is a unique multi-part interview which he granted the Innovation Show. It is an honour.Part One of a multi-part miniseries on the life and philosophies of Visa founder and CEO Emeritus Dee Hock. This will run in parallel to the show, which will run as usual. 52 years ago, our guest foresaw and implemented the foundations for the world’s first trillion dollar organisation. Back then, Visa was little more than a set of unorthodox convictions about organisation slowly growing in the mind of a young corporate rebel. Today, according to the Visa 2019 annual report, payments and cash volume for the year was a staggering $11.6 trillion dollars, transactions processed on Visa’s networks totalled $138.3 trillion dollars and the year saw some 3.4 billion Visa cards in operation. He is the man who imagined this reality, who had a once-deemed-impossible vision 52 years ago, a vision which has become a concrete reality today. He is a man who has a different view on what the next 50 years can deliver, but that vision will require a radical shift in mindset for every single one of us. It is such an immense honour to welcome the founder and CEO Emeritus of Visa and author of the pioneering work "The Birth of the Chaordic Age" and its updated version "One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization", Dee Hock.

1hr 37mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #20